Education

Carrie Busey students learn about farming during program

Students from Carrie Busey Elementary School last Thursday had a chance to learn a little more about agriculture.


Students and staff members practice evacuation with annual drill

All Unit 7 schools last week partnered with local police and firefighters in an evacuation drill.
On Thursday and Friday mornings, respectively, Unity Junior High School and Unity High School students and staff walked to their designated “rally point” locations. After teachers made sure all students were accounted for, they returned to the school campus, the “reunification point.”


All Unit 7 schools having evacuation drills for students this week

Unit 7 schools are preparing to make sure their students are ready for any emergency.
Unity Junior High School will be conducting an evacuation drill on Sept. 1, and Unity High School will conduct one on Sept. 2.
The schools conducted the same drills last year, in which students and staff walk to their designated “rally points” in Tolono, outside of the disaster zone.


Internet safety specialist gets junior highers thinking

An Internet safety specialist from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office spoke to Unity Junior High School students on Friday.


Internet safety lecture planned at Unity Junior High

An Internet safety specialist from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be speaking to Unity Junior High School students later this month.
School Resource Officer Kevin Franzen said he contacted Christine Feller about speaking at the school Aug. 26 after hearing her give a presentation at a conference.


Unit 4 survey results presented

Unit 4 School Board President Chris Kloeppel presented to the village board the results from a recent community survey regarding the future school facilities planning. Kloeppel particularly outlined survey results from Savoy residents for the board.  
The survey included 500 residents who are registered voters within the Unit 4 school district.


Superintendent reports on district’s financial situation to board

Board members on Wednesday heard a positive financial review of the last fiscal year.
Superintendent Andy Larson told board members that the district brought in a little over $1.2 million in sales tax during fiscal year 2016.


New principal hired for St. Thomas Catholic Grade School in Philo

St. Thomas Catholic School has named Lisa Doughan as principal for the upcoming school year.
Doughan, a native of Paris, Ill., started college as a journalism major but said she always had education in the back of her mind.
“I always loved to write, but teaching is definitely my passion,” she said.

Read the full story in the July 21 issue of The County Star.


Unity High School eyed as potential location for cell tower

A Verizon cell tower could eventually be erected at Unity High School.
Superintendent Andy Larson told the school board Wednesday that a representative from a telecommunications company called Insite approached him — as well as some area farmers — about the possibility of putting up a 180-foot cell tower. The base would be about 100 feet by 100 feet.


Unit 7 school board hires new boys’ hoops coach

Springfield High School’s former basketball coach has been hired as the new Unity High School basketball coach.
The Unit 7 school board unanimously voted Thursday night to approve Matt Reed as the new boys basketball skipper.
Reed, a math teacher, takes the place of Rocket head coach Bill Ipsen.

Read the full story in the June 2 issue of The County Star.


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